The Upper Peninsula Luge Club
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You've seen luge sleds rocketing down ice-glazed tubes during the Winter Olympics--that's Kunstbahn (or Artificial Track) luge. Naturbahn (or Natural Track) luge is even more exciting because the track winds down a natural, unrefrigerated hill, bordered by boards and snow banks. A Naturbahn luge sled is similar to an old-fashioned wooden sled with metal runners. Naturbahn athletes steer the sled with their feet, hands, and bodies. They use their bodies to speed up, slow down, and steer the sled around the corners of the icy track. Naturbahn luge is a unique sport, and exciting for athletes and spectators.
OPEN FOR PUBLIC SLIDING AND EVENTS:
Contact: Tammy (906)361-4843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
76-Second Travel Show video about the sport of luge
For a Limited time only:
Purcahse a "Luge in
30 Years Later" poster
2013 Lucy Hill luge exhibit.
See our Contact Info. page for details.
BECOME AN UPPER PENINSULA LUGE CLUB MEMBER:
We are always looking for new members of ANY age. Whether you are interested in becoming an athlete, or if you just want to learn more about the sport of luge, we encourage you to become a member ($40 Single, $75 Family). Have you ever wondered how a natural luge track is built and maintained? Each winter we hold several work bees to build a track for our athletes. Club members and volunteers make it happen. There are also opportunities to travel the world as either an athlete, or a luge Official (Officials courses offered).
How do I become a UPLC member?
1). Download and print a UPLC Membership form. Fill it out and mail it, with a check made out to the UPLC, to the address at the top of the membership form. Or you can bring it all with you the first time you come out to the hill. We also provide membership forms at the hill for you to fill out.
2). Every member must have a signed waiver on-file at the hill. These are also provided at the hill for members to sign.
3). If you plan on sliding from above third gate (this is for more advanced sliders), you must submit a completed Physical Exam Form. You can download the the Physical Exam Form here, or you can go to the USA Luge Web site where you will see the form listed under "Membership Information" on the right-hand side of the page.
Optionally: If you would like to become a USLA member, you can download United States Luge Association membership forms by going to the USA Luge Web site. All the necessary forms are under "Membership Information" on the right-hand side of the page.
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